Dawn V. Obrecht, M.D.

Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Dawn Victoria Obrecht, M.D., F.A.S.A.M.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Married, 2 children

EDUCATION

Bryn Mawr High School, Maryland; graduated 1966

East Carolina University, B.A. Chemistry, 1970

University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, M.D., 1974

University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; General Surgery Internship, 1974-1975

Denver General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, Emergency Medicine Residency, 1975-1977

Board Credentialed in Addiction Medicine, 1987; Re-Credentialed 1997

Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine 2011

Numerous workshops and regular Continuing Education with emphasis on Addictions and Family Practice

MEDICAL PRACTICE

Emergency Medicine, Lutheran Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1976-1977

Emergency Medicine, Porter Memorial Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, 1977-1979

Family Practice and Emergency Medicine, Evergreen, Colorado, 1978-1985

Family Practice, emphasis on Addiction Medicine (Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders, Codependency, etc.), Lakewood, Colorado, 1985-2005

Medical Consultant to numerous outpatient addiction treatment facilities, 1986-2007

Medical Consultant to Individual Therapists, Physicians, and Attorneys, 1978-2015

Preceptor for medical students, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, level 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1994-2003

Professor, Problem-Based Learning and Communications Course, medical students, years 1 and 2, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996-2008

Private Practice, Addiction Medicine and Wellness Consulting, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2006-2015

Family Practice, Locum Tenens, coverage for ill and vacationing physicians, 2005 through 2015

HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1977-2015

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 1976-2007

West Pines Hospital – Medical Director, Chemical Dependency Unit 1988-1989

St. Lukes/Presbyterian AMI Medical Center, 1989-1996

Porter Memorial Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, 1978-1989

St. Anthony Hospital, Denver, Colorado, 1976-1986

Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Staff physician, 2006- 2014

Temporary staff assignments various Colorado hospitals, 2005 through 2015

APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTED POSITIONS

Board Member Colorado Physicians Health Program 1987-1990

Colorado State Chairperson, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 1987-1989

State Captain, Ruth Fox Foundation, ASAM 1990

Lead Reviewer, Credentialing Committee, ASAM, 1991-1999; Chairperson,

Credentialing Committee, ASAM, 1999

Elected to Fellowship in The American Society of Addiction Medicine, January, 1997 (F.A.S.A.M.)

Colorado Medical Society Committee on Physician Health, 1992-1993

Clear Creek Valley Medical Society Alternate Delegate to Colorado Medical Society, 1992, 1994, 1996-2003

Clear Creek Valley Medical Society Member of Grievance Committee, 1993-1996

Secretary-Treasurer, Clear Creek Valley Medical Society, 1998-1999

President-elect, Clear Creek Valley Medical Society, 1999-2000

President, Clear Creek Valley Medical Society, 2000-2001

Lutheran Medical Center Committee on Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 1997-1998

Lutheran Medical Center Committee on Medical Education, 1998-1999, 2002

Chairperson of Medical Education Committee, Exempla Lutheran Hospital 2002

Colorado Medical Society Board Member Council, Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 2002-2005

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Admission Committee Medical School, 2003-2007

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Admission Committee, Ethics Subcommittee, 2005-2007

Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Staff physician, 2006-2014

Yampa Valley Medical Center, Ethics Committee, 2006-2009

Named in Denver's "5280" Magazine as one of Colorado's "Top Docs" in 1998 and 2000, after votes by other Colorado Doctors

MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Addiction Medicine, 1984-2015

Wilderness Medical Society, 1987-2004

Colorado Medical Society, 1991-2011

Clear Creek Valley Medical Society, 1991-2005

Routt County Medical Society, 2005-2015

RELATED ENGAGEMENTS

Frequent speaker to students, teachers, and medical staffs, and community organizations

Writer for The Local, a Steamboat Springs newspaper 2007-2010

Author of Who's Your Higher Power? Finding a God of Your Own Understanding ISBN-10: 0985569956 ISBN-13: 978-0985569952

Author of From the Edge of the Cliff- Understanding the Two Phases of Recovery and Becoming the Person You're Meant To Be ISBN-10: 0974461792 ISBN-13: 978-0974461793

Author of Mission Possible, A Missionary Doctor's Journey of Healing ISBN-10: 144047138X ISBN-13: 978-1440471384

OUTSIDE INTERESTS

Family

Writing, current book From the Edge of the Cliff- Understanding the Two Phases of Recovery and Becoming the Person You're Meant To Be and numerous articles.

Writing for Womens Outdoor Media Association (WOMA)

Competitive Masters Triathlete, Finisher Ironman races on 3 continents; World Championships, Hawaii Ironman, 2004

Member USA Triathlon team, Perth, Australia, 2000

Endurance Trail Runner

Hiking and hunting the Colorado outdoors; successfully summited all 54 Colorado Mountains over 14,000 ft.

Volunteer Medical Missions to Asia, Latin America and in the U.S, including to Indonesia after the 2004 Tsunami and to Louisiana after 2005 Hurricane Katrina

Details of Specific Consultations available on request
References available on request

 

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